• Astronomers Confirm Collision Between Nearby Dwarf Galaxies - ExtremeTech

    At a distance of about 200,000 light years, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is visible from Earth;s southern hemisphere. This dwarf galaxy is still vast compared with the scale of Earth with a diameter of 7,000 light years and several hundred million stars. It;s an irregular galaxy, but astronomers have long suspected that hints of a central bar structure mean it could have been a more ordered ;barred spiral galaxy; in the past. While studying stellar motion in the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Michigan team may have discovered why it;s not a spiral galaxy anymore. The team used the ESA #8217;s Gaia telescope to track 315 stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Gaia is designed to image stars repeatedly over the course of several years to build a map of their location and movement. The Small Magellanic Cloud is an entirely self contained galaxy, so Gaia has the capacity to follow all the significant changes inside it. That makes it a perfect way to study runaway stars those objects that get flung clear of their homes by powerful events.

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  • These Best Astronomy Photos of The Year Will Make You Forget Your Troubles For a While - ScienceAlert

    Unfortunately, terrestrial concerns like work, dinner, and getting enough sleep tend to keep us facing down.Thankfully, some people not only take the time to appreciate the night sky, but are also talented enough to capture its thrilling splendor in mesmerising pictures that remind us of our cosmically fragile existence.

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  • Indians spent over Rs 50000 crore on Chinese smartphones in a year - Business Today

    According to tracker Counterpoint Research associate director Tarun Pathak the top Chinese brands have easy access to the Shenzhen hardware and R amp;D hub and the supply chain ecosystem. "This has helped them to be innovators and to be always on top of trends," he told the daily. Their pricing strategy is the icing on the cake. The Chinese brands have been able to tap the Indian consumer's preference for products made by multinationals by selling high specification models at lower prices than South Korean, Japanese and even Indian counterparts.The chief of one of the largest cellphone retail chains further pointed out that the Chinese brands have established themselves in key price segments Xiaomi in the Rs 6,000 13,000 band, Oppo and Vivo in the Rs 10,000 22,000 one. Honor is gaining share in the Rs 8,000 12,000 segment. "These price segments account for more than 80% of the overall market where no Indian brands have managed to cut the ice and Samsung is the sole non Chinese brand to fight it out," he told the daily.

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  • Parents coping with emotional trauma after Butler High School shooting - WBTV

    After hearing about shootings in schools around the country, parents in Matthews knew it could happen, they just assumed it would not happen at their child s school.But this morning at Butler High School, a fight that started with bullying ended in the deadly shooting of 16 year old Bobby McKeithen.

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  • In PM Modi, Shinzo Abe's India-Japan Dialogue, A Message For China - NDTV

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Monday held "fruitful and extensive" talks on Monday, discussing issues of bilateral interest, the Indo Pacific region and threats posed by nuclear terrorism. Signing several agreements including naval cooperation and a high speed rail project, India and Japan agreed to seek closer economic and military ties in an effort to balance China's weight in the region.

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  • Missing Lion Air Plane Crashed Into the Sea With 188 Passengers and Crew on Board - TIME

    Indonesia;s disaster agency posted photos online of a crushed smartphone, books, bags and parts of the aircraft fuselage that had been collected by search and rescue vessels that have converged on the area.Lion Air said the brand new aircraft, on a 1 hour and 10 minute flight to Pangkal Pinang on an island chain off Sumatra, was carrying 181 passengers, including one child and two babies, and eight crew members.

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  • Migrant Caravan Rests as a Second Group Tries to Enter Mexico - TIME

    The new group of migrants, who called themselves a second caravan, clashed with Guatemalan police while forcing their way through a gate on the border bridge in the town of Tecun Uman and then fought with Mexican officers. Volunteer firefighters said dozens were injured and one man died from a severe head injury apparently caused by a rubber bullet.At the same time, about 300 Salvadorans departed from San Salvador hoping to make their way to the U.S. as a group.

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  • Sixth Natrang Theatre Festival begins with Hindi play 'Refund' - State Times

    STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Sixth Natrang Theatre Festival of the year 2018 opened here on Saturday at Natrang Studio Theatre, Jammu with the presentation of the play #8216;Refund #8217; in Hindi originally a Hungarian play written by Fritz Karinthy and directed by Sumeet Sharma. In his inaugural address, Natrang Director Balwant Thakur informed that Natrang has already created a record in the country by showcasing 20 major different plays by the same group in a period of five months. He complimented all actors, directors and technicians of Natrang associated with the holding of Natrang festivals. The opening play #8216;Refund #8217; filled with humour, energy and satire, provided a befitting start to the festival in which different plays of different genre are being featured. Sumeet Sharma played the pivotal role with professional ease. He was ably supported by the energetic performance of Rajat Salgotra, Deepali Sharma, Jatin Sharma, Ujhwal Bandral, Sushant Singh Charak, Rahul Gupta, Udit Sagar and Sumit Raina. The lights were executed by Neeraj Kant and music was rendered by Rakshit Arora. Gauri Thakur presented the show which was coordinated by Mohd Yaseen. On the second day of Natrang Theatre Festival, play #8216;Jangiram Ki Haveli #8217; will be presented on October 29 at 6:00 PM at Natrang Studio Theatre, Jammu under the direction of Neeraj Kant.

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  • Early morning fire at tire shop in Mobile - FOX10 News

    The call came in around 7 a.m. from the Firestone shop on Airport Boulevard near Hillcrest Road. When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke and immediately called for a second alarm response.Mobile Fire Rescue said the fire was extinguished with no reports of injuries. Investigators said the fire was ruled accidental, and started in an on site storage room.

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